RI Heritage Hall of Fame inductees announced

The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame today announced the selection of ten prominent Rhode Islanders for membership in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. The Hall …

Delekta’s getting out of prescription drug business

Warren’s last independent pharmacy will still serve up the best coffee cabinet around, but Delekta’s Pharmacy is getting out of the prescription drug business. Owner Eric Delekta confirmed …
Opinion
Letter: Bristol’s immigration vote a ‘dangerous first step’

To the editor, 
I am writing in regards recent vote changing Bristol’s stance on illegal immigration and enforcement of federal immigration laws. As a legal immigrant myself, I know the …

Latest News

Team Spencer wins second Portsmouth history trivia contest

PORTSMOUTH — What do you know about Portsmouth History? The Portsmouth Historical Society posed this question to 32 participants who came out for a Portsmouth history trivia contest …

Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …

Neighbor upset over Warren compost operation

A Birch Swamp Road man who doesn’t want a regional composting operation near his home has asked the Warren Town Council to bar the importation of food waste from outside Warren. In December, …

‘Greatest runner ever’ from Bristol

One thing about Bristol native John Ratier, he’ll always go that extra mile. This remarkable athlete, who’ll turn 60 in October, just completed his 35th consecutive Boston Marathon, a …

Event to celebrate film ‘The Passing Season’ — filmed in Little Compton

LITTLE COMPTON — Feature film “The Passing Season,” shot mostly in Little Compton, the hometown of director Gabriel Long, will be celebrated at Aurora Providence with a special screening and …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April …

Obituaries
Edmund P. 'Hector' Massa, 94, Bristol

Mr. Edmund P. “Hector” Massa, 94, of Woodlawn Avenue, Bristol, died peacefully Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief illness. He was the …

Elizabeth A. Langello, 68, Portsmouth

Rita S. Stratton, 87, Tiverton

V. Carlisle Smith, 94, summered in Little Compton

Elizabeth A. Thompson, 90, Little Compton

Edmond Burke Nugent, 89, formerly of Barrington

Sports
Tigers best Durfee 8-2 in home opener

Tiverton earned its first win of the young baseball season by an 8-2 score over Durfee High School in a non-league game at Tiverton Friday afternoon. Mason Farias had two hits and drove in four of …

Gallery: East Providence High School girls' lacrosse

Barrington native named All-American in gymnastics

Gallery: East Providence High School boys' tennis

Gallery: East Providence High School softball

Opinion
Letter: Selective budget stats undermine town, schools

To the editor: Oh, the outrage! Mr. Caron (one of the "Katzenjammer kids?”) in his recent letter purports to speak for the budget committee. No doubt some members would demur.  His use of …

Letter: Read the fine print before buying home in this Tiverton neighborhood

Speak-Out: Illegal immigrants, patriotic plates, cocaine in the bathroom

General treasurer has innovative plans

Around the bases again in Pawtucket

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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Jim McGaw

A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.